As you’re probably aware, Jana Duggar is still single at the age of 29.
Obviously, that’s no big deal, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but for the Duggars, Jana’s unwillingness to settle is more shameful than the Josh Duggar sex scandals.
There have been many, many rumors of Jana entering courtships, but thus far they’ve all turned out to be bogus.
The theory that’s attracted the most attention lately is the one that suggests Jana is dating Laura DeMasie, her longtime best friend.
Usually, Jana shrugs such reports off and ignores them, but in this case, she felt the need to take a stand.
Jana informed fans that she’s not gay in an uncharacteristically blunt Instagram rant.
“I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever,” she wrote.
“I have ‘courted’ or ‘dated’ a few guys but so far nothing has gone into a serious relationship,” Jana continued.
Of course, the rumors have persisted in the wake of Jana’s denial.
And it’s anyone’s guess as to whether Jana and Laura’s latest interaction will throw fuel or cold water on the wildfire of rumors.
It all started innocently enough — with Jana posting this photo of her car.
“Absolutely love that I can fit my 8ft boards, plants and more in here and it still has tons of space left! GMC Acadia — the best!!” she wrote.
Amazingly, it seems that’s not sponsored content — Jana just really loves her car.
And apparently, that’s something Laura enjoys ribbing her about.
“If you find a man you love as much as your car, marry him. #togetherforever,” Laura commented.
“Haha Thanks for that advice!!” Jana responded.
Now, as with all of Jana . and Laura’s interactions, things appear innocent enough on the surface here.
But fans really, really want to believe that these two are involved in some sort of Brokeback-esque secretive affair, and so, they continue to pick these things apart in search of clues.
Laura recently moved to Georgia for career reasons.
Jana was said to be upset, but supportive, and it’s been rumored that she started her Instagram account in order to better keep in touch with her bestie.
Now, some fans are convinced that the jokes between the two are actually flirtation in disguise.
And they see Laura’s “#togetherforever” hashtag as a way of slyly expressing her love in a public forum.
Like we said, it’s quite a stretch, and there’s almost certainly nothing to it — but you can’t blame fans for dreaming.